(June 24, 1920 – August 15, 2002)
CHAPMAN – Friends of Charles A. Chapman of South Franklin Township, who died Thursday, August 15, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 19, with the Rev. Floyd Marosco officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded at graveside by Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175 of Washington.
(May 25, 1916 – November 6, 2002)
Longtime owner of Exxon station G. Clifford Adams, 86, of Elverson, formerly of 321 Ridge Avenue, Washington, died Wednesday, November 6, 2002, in Reading Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born May 25, 1916, in Washington County, a son of George and Effie Adams. Mr. Adams attended First Christian Church of Washington. He was a graduate of East Washington High School and Washington Business School. During World War II, Mr. Adams served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Salt Lake City, participating in landings on Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He owned and operated Adams Exxon in Washington for more than 46 years before retiring in 1995. At that time, he was the second-longest tenured Exxon dealer in Pennsylvania. He was a grand master in Exxon’s Commitment to Excellence program, only one of 10 in the country. Mr. Adams was a member of Sunset Lodge 623, Syria Temple of Pittsburgh, Washington Lions Club, Washington Elks and Washington Optimist Club. On February 14, 1939, he married Ruth E. Jones, who died December 18, 1988. Surviving are two sons, Dennis L. Adams of Washington and Jack C. Adams of Elverson; three grandchildren, Steven, Brent and Lindsay Adams; and a great-grandchild. Deceased are a brother, Robert Adams; and a sister, Blanche Keenan.
ADAMS – Friends of G. Clifford Adams of Elverson, formerly of 321 Ridge Avenue, Washington, who died Wednesday, November 6, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Interment will be private and held in Washington Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
(December 17, 1918 – December 17, 2002)
Battle of the Bulge POW from Washington John Aiken III, 84, of Washington, died at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2002, in Washington County Health Center, Washington, following a lengthy illness. He was born December 17, 1918, in Pittsburgh, a son of John Sr. and Sara Diana Dunning Aiken. Mr. Aiken was a 1937 graduate of East Washington High School and a 1941 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College. He enlisted as a private in First Battalion 110th Infantry Pennsylvania National Guard where he served for 37 years in the U.S. Army Reserve Pennsylvania National Guard, including a tour of active duty during World War II and Korea. He retired as a lieutenant colonel and was subsequently promoted to full colonel by Pennsylvania National Guard Retired. Mr. Aiken was a prisoner of war in the Battle of the Bulge from December 20, 1944, until June 2, 1945. After serving five years in the military during World War II, he returned to W&J for four years as assistant to the dean before he was recalled to active duty in 1950. He returned in 1953 and was employed by Drakenfield Colors, from which he retired in 1981. Mr. Aiken was a member of Reserve Officers Association, Retired Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8319, Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175, Ex-POW Association, Veterans of Battle of the Bulge, Elks Lodge 776 and Fluck McConnell Post of 28th Division Society. On June 11, 1947, he married Ruth Ann Martin, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John Aiken IV of Canonsburg; a daughter, Melinda A. Baker of Washington; a sister, Mary Linn Siegrist of Zelienople; three grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth and David John Aiken and Jason Parcell Baker; and a great-grandson. Deceased are two sisters, Sarah Jane Woodward and Eleanor Aiken Campbell.
AIKEN – Friends of John Aiken III of Washington, who died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, will be received from 10:30 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, Friday, December 20, in First Presbyterian Church, Washington, with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell officiating. Entombment will be in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. A brief reception will follow after the service. Arrangements by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
(December 25, 1915 – March 26, 2002)
She was born December 25, 1915, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of Amon Vivian and Artie Ballard McDonald.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Moore was employed by Mathews Clothing for 10 years.
She was a member of Antique Toy Collectors, Washington County Historical Society and Duncan Miller Club.
Mrs. Moore was a lifelong member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, where she had taught Sunday school.
During World War II, Mrs. Moore was a defense worker in Harrisburg.
She was a former Girl Scout leader.
On September 4, 1938, she married William G. Moore, who died May 16, 2000.
Surviving are a daughter, Starr M. Henderson of Valley Grove; four grandchildren, Walter Charles Smith Jr., William R. Smith, Dennis C. Henderson and Amy L. Minch; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, James L. McDonald.
PLYMIRE – Friends of A. Warren Plymire of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Sara Drive, Washington, who died Wednesday, September 4, 2002, will be received from 1 to 3 p.m., the hour of service, Saturday, September 7, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. David A. Stammerjohn officiating. Interment will be in Washington Cemetery.
(March 29, 1935 – July 19, 2002)
(August 17, 1929 – October 19, 2002)
Please check back for complete details.
(May 27, 1916 – August 31, 2002)
LAUTHER – Friends of Agnes Flynn Lauther of Washington, who died Saturday, August 31, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, followed by interment in Washington Cemetery.
(October 7, 1935 – July 2, 2002)
35-year employee of Washington Hospital Albert Barnard “Buster” Donley Sr., 66, of Washington, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at his home after a brief illness. He was born October 7, 1935, in Washington, a son of Brady and Ruth Moore Donley. Mr. Donley worker for 35 years as a maintenance engineer for Washington Hospital. He attended Washington schools and was a member of Washington County Horseshoe Club. On January 19, 1959, he married Rose Marie Willhoft, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Albert B. Donley Jr. of East Finley; three daughters, Ruth Tulock, Cindy Campbell and Tammy Speicher, all of Washington; four half brothers, Brady and David Donley, both of Waynesburg, and Harold and Charles Donley, both of Moundsville, W.Va.; a sister, Mary Mitchell of Washington; a half sister, Rose Ann Blake of Moundsville; and 11 grandchildren. Deceased are a brother, Harold Donley; and a sister, Janice Thompson. DONLEY – Friends of Albert Barnard “Buster” Donley Sr. of Washington, who died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at noon Saturday, July 6, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating.
(January 12, 1930 – May 9, 2002)